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    January 3, 2010

    Year in review: November 2009

    The Nov. 3 election race for two open City Council seats was a hot one this year. The Ward 3 race was tight, with Eric Sanders edging out Mike Dassatt 1,254 to 1,146. The race in Ward 4 was being run by three candidates, including incumbent Jan Anderson and challengers Jon Clapp and Mike Hurley. Hurley, a former city mayor, bested the pack and was returned to city government, garnering 1,185 votes over Anderson's ...

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    January 3, 2010

    Oil prices keep creeping upward

    The Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security conducted its seasonal oil survey Dec. 28 and found that the current statewide average cash price for No. 2 heating oil to be at $2.60 per gallon, up three cents from last week.“Improvements in domestic consumer confidence, geo-political tensions in the Middle East and a relatively weak U.S dollar continue to place upward price pressure on oil. Maine ...

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    January 3, 2010

    Lincolnville police blotter

    An arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at criminal proceedings. The Lincolnville Police Department reported the following activity for the week ending Dec. 28. Dec. 20 Officer Michael McFadden responded to an alarm activation at Lincolnville Central School. McFadden determined the building was ...

  • Published
    January 3, 2010

    Year in review: October 2009

    Despite a persistently gloomy economy, the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast reported record enrollment in October. And since its opening in 2000, the center has seen a slow migration toward online courses, but an expansion at the facility off Route 3 has done well to pull students into classrooms, allow for an increase in course offerings and attract conference organizers to hold association ...

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    January 3, 2010

    Year in review: September 2009

    As the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, sickened more and more people across the nation, the Maine Center for Disease Control retracted its initial direction to Maine health-care providers to begin administering seasonal flu shots, because of the anticipated delay in the delivery of the vaccine. The agency had also directed schools to schedule seasonal flu clinics in late September and early October, but ...

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    January 2, 2010

    Year in review: August 2009

    While the potential for wind power development gathered steam in Jackson, Northport residents blew off a proposal that would have placed wind turbines in their community this month.Jackson residents enacted a moratorium earlier in the year in response to proposals to construct wind towers along Mount Harris and Ricker Ridge. The project, which would have run through Jackson as well as Thorndike and Dixmont, would ...

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    January 2, 2010

    Belfast police blotter

    An arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at criminal proceedings. Law enforcement officials with the Belfast Police Department reported the following activity between Dec. 22 and Dec. 29. Dec. 21 (late entry) Joshua Cunningham, 27, of Belfast was arrested on a warrant for unpaid fines. Dec. 22 Jessi...

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    January 2, 2010

    Year in review: July 2009

    In a year when job growth was more the exception than the rule, Waldo County welcomed International WoodFuels to Burnham. The news came at a July 21 press conference, where Gov. John E. Baldacci announced that the Portland-based company would co-locate a $20 million manufacturing facility at the existing Pride Sports manufacturing space. The move was expected to create at least 35 new jobs. Pride is the world's ...

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    January 2, 2010

    Year in review: June 2009

    In SAD 3, voters approved the $19.5 million budget for the 2009-10 school year by a vote of 229-154. With federal stimulus funds factored in, the budget actually had a total price tag of $19.8 million, which was $9,880 less than the comparable figure for the 2008-09 school year. School officials noted this was the first time anyone could recall when the total budget decreased from one year to the next. Waldo ...

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    January 2, 2010

    Maine State Police blotter

    An arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at criminal proceedings.Law enforcement officials with Troop D of the Maine State Police responded to the following incidents in Waldo County during the past week. Anyone with information regarding ongoing investigations is asked to call 800-452-4664. Dec. 19 Troop...

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